It needs, at the very least, an 'off' button - so they stop trying to make the bleedin' runs, so you can plan your tactics around that. Columns do get through at night, for example. The problem is no commander would keep sending those jeeps into the killzones by day, repeatedly. We need to be able to stop that, and ticking 'min' supply does not do that. Then, once all the jeeps are gone, it's absurd that other bases have plenty of jeeps (especially true once XXX Corps get through) and they can't be used by the depleted bases. So you actually have to order the destruction of your now useless base units in order to get the supply chain to switch.
It's tempting to always blame the commander (especially if you have a life-time of real life experience doing this, Jim - ) but it's not always down to the user - sometimes the modelling might benefit from a little tweaking, and this is a case of that, I think.
No one else will presently be able to play this scenario, Daz, as only you and I have it. But you get the same issues playing the original - From the Meuse to the Rhine.
The best I can do as a workaround, Daz, is (i)to designate all the airborne SEPs as ground/highway/wheeled and keep the bases as close as possible to the flot. That way if interdiction happens between the SEP and the base then no jeeps are lost (ground SEPs use their own virtual jeeps to supply the bases, I believe). (ii) up the supply figures and the 'summary/% of estab' figures for all the airborne bases - I put in 200% for all these. That more or less triples the amount of jeeps each base starts off with.
Then you just have to develop tactics to deal with the supply not getting through. The attrit still happens, because most of it just comes - as Jim says (and as all my experiments showed) - from the mass of enemy confronting the flot. But at least the extra jeeps mitigates it a bit.
I have made these small changes to the original FTMTTR scenario and I'm playing that through now, to see how it goes.
It needs a fix though, I think, and the 'no supply' button would be my absolute choice for that, if one had to be chosen.
< Message edited by phoenix -- 9/8/2013 6:28:56 PM >